Period
to 22 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 22 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 11 10
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 11,367 13,122 14,547
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.52% 14.19% 15.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.33% 60.67% 60.55%
Number of salaries quoted 9,195 10,677 12,389
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -4.11%
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 18,841 21,630 24,025
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 24.07% 23.39% 24.94%
Number of salaries quoted 14,621 17,196 20,079
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.50% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £61,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the UK excluding London

Windows
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Windows in the UK excluding London

Windows
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 22 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Windows in the UK excluding London

Windows
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 22 October 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +2 3,946 £37,500 -6.25% 884
North of England +1 2,264 £35,500 -5.33% 680
Midlands +3 1,697 £37,500 +2.74% 436
South West +4 1,522 £35,000 -6.67% 437
North West +1 1,277 £35,000 -6.67% 371
East of England +3 1,096 £37,500 - 382
West Midlands +4 1,082 £37,500 +2.74% 241
Yorkshire 0 843 £36,500 +4.29% 240
East Midlands +5 615 £36,000 -1.37% 193
Scotland -2 517 £38,500 +5.48% 135
Wales +2 278 £35,750 +11.72% 85
North East +5 144 £35,686 +1.96% 69
Northern Ireland -4 54 £26,500 -3.64% 10
Isle of Man +3 5 £45,000 +24.14%
Channel Islands -3 3 £30,000 +1.69%
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2019, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for Windows.

1 5,306 (46.68%) Microsoft
2 4,991 (43.91%) Active Directory
3 4,399 (38.70%) Windows Server
4 3,376 (29.70%) Office 365
5 3,275 (28.81%) VMware
6 2,938 (25.85%) Linux
7 2,933 (25.80%) Azure
8 2,429 (21.37%) Windows 10
9 2,387 (21.00%) ITIL
10 2,130 (18.74%) SQL
11 2,077 (18.27%) VMware Infrastructure
12 1,862 (16.38%) SQL Server
13 1,796 (15.80%) Firewall
14 1,750 (15.40%) Windows Server 2012
15 1,721 (15.14%) Microsoft Office
16 1,669 (14.68%) Windows 7
17 1,652 (14.53%) Cisco
18 1,638 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
19 1,613 (14.19%) DNS
20 1,587 (13.96%) Problem-Solving
21 1,553 (13.66%) Hyper-V
22 1,552 (13.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 1,549 (13.63%) MS Exchange
24 1,449 (12.75%) PowerShell
25 1,441 (12.68%) Citrix
26 1,440 (12.67%) AWS
27 1,330 (11.70%) DHCP
28 1,311 (11.53%) C#
29 1,300 (11.44%) Windows Server 2008
30 1,284 (11.30%) SCCM

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1,549 (13.63%) MS Exchange
2 762 (6.70%) SharePoint
3 565 (4.97%) IIS
4 458 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 409 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 323 (2.84%) Skype for Business
7 142 (1.25%) Confluence
8 140 (1.23%) Apache
9 101 (0.89%) WebSphere
10 97 (0.85%) Tomcat
11 88 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
12 70 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
13 54 (0.48%) WebLogic
14 53 (0.47%) JBoss
15 48 (0.42%) IBM Notes
16 39 (0.34%) SAS
16 39 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
17 38 (0.33%) IBM HTTP Server
18 35 (0.31%) nginx
19 32 (0.28%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1,721 (15.14%) Microsoft Office
2 201 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 106 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 83 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 55 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
6 23 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.14%) Acrobat
8 10 (0.088%) CATIA
9 8 (0.070%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 7 (0.062%) Simulink
11 5 (0.044%) Steinberg Cubase
12 3 (0.026%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.026%) GNU Octave
12 3 (0.026%) Maya
12 3 (0.026%) Photoshop
13 2 (0.018%) Abaqus
13 2 (0.018%) PrintSoft PReS
13 2 (0.018%) Pro/ENGINEER
13 2 (0.018%) PTC Creo
13 2 (0.018%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 39 (0.34%) SAP ERP
2 35 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 26 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 18 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 17 (0.15%) assyst
6 16 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 13 (0.11%) Workfront
8 12 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 11 (0.097%) SAP S/4HANA
10 10 (0.088%) Maximo
10 10 (0.088%) NetSuite
10 10 (0.088%) Sage 200
11 9 (0.079%) Exchequer
11 9 (0.079%) SAP BPC
12 8 (0.070%) Oracle Applications
13 7 (0.062%) Elite 3E
13 7 (0.062%) SAP Business One
13 7 (0.062%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
14 5 (0.044%) Carpe Diem
14 5 (0.044%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 3,376 (29.70%) Office 365
2 2,933 (25.80%) Azure
3 1,440 (12.67%) AWS
4 424 (3.73%) Azure Active Directory
5 290 (2.55%) IaaS
6 271 (2.38%) SaaS
7 243 (2.14%) GCP
8 192 (1.69%) PaaS
9 168 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
10 159 (1.40%) OneDrive
11 103 (0.91%) Power Platform
12 72 (0.63%) Azure Stack
13 66 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
14 59 (0.52%) Mimecast
14 59 (0.52%) Serverless
15 56 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
16 52 (0.46%) GitHub
17 49 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
18 45 (0.40%) G Suite
19 40 (0.35%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1,796 (15.80%) Firewall
2 1,613 (14.19%) DNS
3 1,330 (11.70%) DHCP
4 1,162 (10.22%) TCP/IP
5 1,080 (9.50%) WAN
6 1,026 (9.03%) LAN
7 690 (6.07%) SAN
8 655 (5.76%) VPN
9 440 (3.87%) VLAN
10 436 (3.84%) VoIP
11 428 (3.77%) Internet
12 406 (3.57%) Wireless
13 338 (2.97%) Skype
14 324 (2.85%) Network Security
15 246 (2.16%) Wi-Fi
16 235 (2.07%) NAS
16 235 (2.07%) Remote Desktop
17 116 (1.02%) MPLS
18 113 (0.99%) HTTP
19 111 (0.98%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,862 (16.38%) SQL Server
2 265 (2.33%) MySQL
3 240 (2.11%) Relational Database
4 159 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 158 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 151 (1.33%) Big Data
7 134 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 127 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
9 107 (0.94%) Oracle Database
10 92 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
11 84 (0.74%) Power BI
12 78 (0.69%) RDBMS
13 72 (0.63%) NoSQL
14 64 (0.56%) MongoDB
15 58 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
15 58 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
16 55 (0.48%) GIS
17 52 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
18 49 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
18 49 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 552 (4.86%) Git (software)
2 394 (3.47%) JIRA
3 346 (3.04%) Visual Studio
4 309 (2.72%) Jenkins
5 227 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 150 (1.32%) Subversion
7 148 (1.30%) Selenium
8 135 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
9 82 (0.72%) Bitbucket
9 82 (0.72%) TeamCity
9 82 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
10 73 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 65 (0.57%) MSI
12 63 (0.55%) Cucumber
13 50 (0.44%) WiX
14 49 (0.43%) JUnit
15 48 (0.42%) WebDriver
16 47 (0.41%) Maven
17 44 (0.39%) Rational DOORS
18 42 (0.37%) Eclipse
General
1 1,081 (9.51%) Finance
2 503 (4.43%) Retail
3 453 (3.99%) Public Sector
4 342 (3.01%) Telecoms
5 268 (2.36%) Manufacturing
6 194 (1.71%) Legal
7 189 (1.66%) Law
8 163 (1.43%) Marketing
9 156 (1.37%) Banking
10 152 (1.34%) Electronics
11 120 (1.06%) Aerospace
12 108 (0.95%) Advertising
13 98 (0.86%) Automotive
13 98 (0.86%) Games
14 78 (0.69%) Military
15 77 (0.68%) Back Office
16 40 (0.35%) Publishing
17 34 (0.30%) Local Government
18 30 (0.26%) German Language
19 29 (0.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,891 (16.64%) Analyst
2 1,416 (12.46%) Support Engineer
3 1,217 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1,096 (9.64%) IT Support
5 883 (7.77%) Developer
6 869 (7.64%) IT Engineer
7 796 (7.00%) Support Analyst
8 615 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
9 613 (5.39%) Software Engineer
10 550 (4.84%) Service Analyst
11 527 (4.64%) Service Desk Analyst
12 509 (4.48%) Consultant
13 486 (4.28%) IT Support Engineer
14 478 (4.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 468 (4.12%) IT Analyst
16 410 (3.61%) Administrator
17 403 (3.55%) Architect
18 400 (3.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 350 (3.08%) Windows Engineer
20 346 (3.04%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,095 (9.63%) .NET
2 467 (4.11%) HTML
3 429 (3.77%) Web Services
4 364 (3.20%) CSS
5 354 (3.11%) ASP.NET
6 326 (2.87%) AngularJS
7 262 (2.30%) .NET Framework
8 245 (2.16%) XML
9 236 (2.08%) WPF
10 205 (1.80%) WCF
11 203 (1.79%) Node.js
12 202 (1.78%) ASP.NET Web API
13 193 (1.70%) JSON
14 189 (1.66%) jQuery
15 175 (1.54%) REST
16 171 (1.50%) ASP.NET MVC
17 167 (1.47%) React
18 141 (1.24%) HTML5
19 129 (1.13%) SOAP
20 128 (1.13%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 813 (7.15%) Data Centre
2 676 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
3 648 (5.70%) Management Information System
4 529 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
5 383 (3.37%) Driving Licence
6 261 (2.30%) Public Cloud
7 231 (2.03%) Clustering
8 208 (1.83%) Replication
9 175 (1.54%) User Experience
10 172 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
11 169 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
12 152 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
13 129 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
14 116 (1.02%) Client/Server
15 108 (0.95%) Algorithms
16 101 (0.89%) Virtual Team
17 100 (0.88%) Robotics
18 99 (0.87%) PKI
19 91 (0.80%) iPhone
20 89 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4,399 (38.70%) Windows Server
2 2,938 (25.85%) Linux
3 2,429 (21.37%) Windows 10
4 1,750 (15.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 1,669 (14.68%) Windows 7
6 1,300 (11.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 701 (6.17%) Unix
8 442 (3.89%) Windows 8
9 409 (3.60%) Android
10 354 (3.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 328 (2.89%) Apple iOS
12 228 (2.01%) Mac OS
12 228 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 193 (1.70%) CentOS
14 175 (1.54%) Windows XP
15 139 (1.22%) Ubuntu
16 90 (0.79%) Mac OS X
17 86 (0.76%) AIX
18 76 (0.67%) Solaris
19 63 (0.55%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,387 (21.00%) ITIL
2 1,638 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
3 1,587 (13.96%) Problem-Solving
4 1,552 (13.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 976 (8.59%) DevOps
6 854 (7.51%) Software Engineering
7 680 (5.98%) Mentoring
8 565 (4.97%) Service Management
9 531 (4.67%) Migration
10 525 (4.62%) Computer Science
11 518 (4.56%) Information Security
12 501 (4.41%) Service Delivery
13 457 (4.02%) Cybersecurity
14 456 (4.01%) Project Management
15 447 (3.93%) Disaster Recovery
16 442 (3.89%) Project Delivery
17 441 (3.88%) Test Automation
18 435 (3.83%) Incident Management
19 429 (3.77%) Configuration Management
20 402 (3.54%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2,130 (18.74%) SQL
2 1,449 (12.75%) PowerShell
3 1,311 (11.53%) C#
4 918 (8.08%) Python
5 698 (6.14%) JavaScript
6 650 (5.72%) C++
7 636 (5.60%) Java
8 416 (3.66%) C
9 387 (3.40%) Bash Shell
10 291 (2.56%) T-SQL
11 208 (1.83%) Ruby
12 180 (1.58%) Perl
13 171 (1.50%) Shell Script
14 143 (1.26%) PHP
15 139 (1.22%) VB
16 93 (0.82%) VB.NET
17 84 (0.74%) PL/SQL
18 78 (0.69%) TypeScript
19 77 (0.68%) VBScript
20 60 (0.53%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1,199 (10.55%) Degree
2 1,167 (10.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 728 (6.40%) Security Cleared
4 641 (5.64%) MCSE
5 574 (5.05%) Cisco Certification
6 506 (4.45%) MCSA
7 490 (4.31%) CCNA
8 361 (3.18%) SC Cleared
9 300 (2.64%) MCP
10 289 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
11 237 (2.08%) DV Cleared
12 182 (1.60%) CCNP
13 171 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 163 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
15 145 (1.28%) CISSP
16 117 (1.03%) DBS Check
17 100 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
18 89 (0.78%) A+ Certification
19 80 (0.70%) MCITP
19 80 (0.70%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 987 (8.68%) SLA
2 271 (2.38%) QA
3 228 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 130 (1.14%) PCI DSS
5 107 (0.94%) GDPR
6 73 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
7 50 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 48 (0.42%) COBIT
9 43 (0.38%) ISO 9001
10 27 (0.24%) NIST
11 24 (0.21%) DICOM
12 23 (0.20%) PMO
12 23 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 19 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 13 (0.11%) IEC 61131
15 12 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 15288
16 11 (0.097%) HIPAA
16 11 (0.097%) NCSC
17 9 (0.079%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 7 (0.062%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4,991 (43.91%) Active Directory
2 2,077 (18.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1,553 (13.66%) Hyper-V
4 424 (3.73%) Docker
5 414 (3.64%) XenApp
6 365 (3.21%) VMware ESXi
7 357 (3.14%) vSphere
8 261 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
9 235 (2.07%) XenDesktop
10 169 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
11 132 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
12 104 (0.91%) Firmware
13 103 (0.91%) Terminal Services
14 99 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
15 64 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 59 (0.52%) VirtualBox
17 58 (0.51%) VMware NSX
18 43 (0.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 34 (0.30%) KVM
20 33 (0.29%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1,284 (11.30%) SCCM
2 409 (3.60%) Ansible
3 351 (3.09%) SCOM
4 329 (2.89%) Microsoft Intune
5 301 (2.65%) Kubernetes
6 298 (2.62%) Puppet
7 296 (2.60%) WSUS
8 263 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
9 232 (2.04%) Terraform
10 147 (1.29%) Backup Exec
11 115 (1.01%) vCenter Server
12 81 (0.71%) Nagios
13 79 (0.69%) vRealize
14 74 (0.65%) NetBackup
14 74 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
15 73 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
16 72 (0.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 69 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
18 62 (0.55%) SCOrch
19 51 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 5,306 (46.68%) Microsoft
2 3,275 (28.81%) VMware
3 1,652 (14.53%) Cisco
4 1,441 (12.68%) Citrix
5 595 (5.23%) HP
6 559 (4.92%) Oracle
7 449 (3.95%) Dell
8 383 (3.37%) Veeam
9 308 (2.71%) Apple
10 307 (2.70%) NetApp
11 299 (2.63%) IBM
12 284 (2.50%) Red Hat
13 279 (2.45%) ServiceNow
14 217 (1.91%) Google
15 214 (1.88%) SAP
16 212 (1.87%) EMC
17 206 (1.81%) Symantec
18 187 (1.65%) Splunk
19 186 (1.64%) SolarWinds
20 157 (1.38%) McAfee